Axamer Lizum Ski Resort

Freeride powder at Axamer Lizum ski resort
Axamer Lizum Olympic heritage is on full display throughout the resort
Gorgeous wide open piste trails are a feature of Axamer Lizum ski resort
The high elevation base at Axamer Lizum is surrounded by gorgeous craggy peaks
Masses of off-piste freeride terrain await the Powderhound at Axamer Lizum ski resort
Axamer Lizum funicular & chairlifts are getting old but function perfectly
The compact Axamer Lizum village is all ski-in/board-in convenient
Access from Innsbruck to Axamer Lizum is quick & parking is next to the ski lifts
Ski Axamer Lizum powder
The Hoadlhaus offers spectacular dining plus views when the sun is out!
You may get 'lonely' mid-week at Axamer Lizum........... just the way we like it!
Axamer Lizum's Olympiabahn funicular is one of the world's craziest
Axamer Lizum combines delightful tree lined groomed ski trails
...... with fantastic light tree meadows off-piste
....... and some gnarly high alpine freeride terrain (that is deserted!)
Enjoy the Olympic heritage at Axamer Lizum ski resort
And the hospitality at one of the many Axamer Lizum huts, bars & restaurants
Axamer Lizum is close to Innsbruck - the world's best ski city!
Stay a night at one of Axamer Lizum ski resort's ski-in ski-out hotels
Ski & ride Axamer Lizum, Innsbruck Tyrol Austria

Axamer Lizum Ski Resort

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Axamer Lizum

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  • Axamer Lizum Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    Axamer Lizum only
    1,580 m - 2,340 m (760m)

    Incl. Goetzens valley trail
    900m - 2,340m (1,440m)
  • Average Snow Fall
  • Lifts (10)
    1 Funicular
    6 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    December to mid April
    8:30am to 4:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 40km (incl. ski routes)
    Longest run – 6km (Götzens valley trail)
    Advanced - 28%
    Intermediate - 55%
    Beginner - 17%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 18/19
    Adult - €35.50 to 39.50
    Child - €21 to 23.50
    Child U/8yr - Free
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Axamer Lizum Ski Resort Austria

Axamer Lizum is one of the nine Innsbruck Olympia Ski World resorts. Aside from being a great resort for intermediate skiers & snowboarders, Axamer Lizum is worth a visit to ride the world's craziest funicular, the Olympiabahn. We found that mid-week powder days at Axamer Lizum are all but deserted & a helluva lot of fun.

Only a short drive from Innsbruck, Axamer provides wonderful dining & expansive views from its summit of Hoadl (2,340m) plus access to freeride routes off its backside.

Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

A small to medium sized resort with 30km of piste trails, Axamer Lizum makes for a wonderful day lapping super-fast, top to bottom groomers over its 760m vertical. Advanced riders will enjoy the off piste off the summits of Hoadl & Pleisen, whilst beginners can do long top to bottom cruising from Hoadl. The backcountry route down to Axams off Pleisen is a cracker if there is snow all the way into the valley.

The resort's terrain is well served by chairlifts, but they are starting to show their age. Not much in the way of high speed here. The Olympiabahn funicular is fun to ride once, but our view is that funiculars don't make great ski lifts (although it is pretty good on a quiet mid week powder day!). Thankfully there are chairlift alternatives to the summit of Hoadl.

Snow & Weather

It is no secret that many of the lower base elevation ski resort bases around Innsbruck suffer a little these days from the vagaries of the changing climate -POW (Protect Our Winters). However, Axamer Lizum (along with Kuhtai, Schlick2000 & Stubai Glacier) is NOT one of them. With the highest base in the area (1,580m), Axamer is usually guaranteed a deep base throughout the season across its entire vertical. When the snow does fall, the predominantly north to northeast aspect terrain retains its quality.

Where is Axamer Lizum Austria?

The Axamer Lizum ski resort is in the Tyrol, a 20km (50min) drive from the centre of the world's greatest ski city, Innsbruck. Regular ski buses travel from Innsbruck (routes L1, L2 or 4162) via the nearest towns of Axams & Goetzens. Private taxis & shuttles provide an alternative.

The nearest international airports are Innsbruck(INN) (for flight origins within Europe or UK) or Munich (MUN)(for everyone else).

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Axamer Lizum Accommodation

There are numerous accommodation options when skiing Axamer Lizum. The resort base has several ski-in ski-out hotels including the superb Lizum 1600 & low-brow Hotel Olympia.

The villages of Axams is only 8km by road north of the resort & comprises a wide range of lodging alternatives to the ski resort. Götzens village, a little further down the road, also has a few great value accommodation options including the Gasthof Goetznerhof. The local ski bus stop is right out the front.

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Failing that, staying in one of the Innsbruck hotels or chalets is great fun & allows flexibility to ski all over the valley.


The Powderhounds completed a thorough review of Axamer Lizum in 2019. Check our review via the link on the left column (or top of page if on a mobile).

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Tours in or near Axamer Lizum

Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Austria Tour Innsbruck Freeride City
7 Days | 6 Nights | 5 Days Snowboarding | 7 Ski Resorts
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Based in Innsbruck, this trip is for intermediate to advanced (or better) snowboarders taking in some of the best ski resorts in the Austrian Alps. Join the "fixed date" tour with your own group or come alone & meet new friends.
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USD 1,642
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